Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Activist groups ask Betsy DeVos to support Title IX in 'Dear Betsy' campaign

Posted By on Tue, Jan 10, 2017 at 6:48 AM

Betsy DeVos is Donald Trump's pick for Secretary of Education and while some aren't convinced she's got the chops to take on the gig, others are spending their time petitioning the potential cabinet member in hopes she'll support Title IX protections for rape victims and LGBT students. End Rape on...

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Monday, January 9, 2017

Marvin Yagoda of Marvelous Marvin's Mechanical Museum has died

Posted By on Mon, Jan 9, 2017 at 10:50 AM

Marvin Yagoda, founder of Marvelous Marvin's Mechanical Museum, died Sunday evening, according to WDIV. He was 78. The eccentric businessman created the Farmington Hills marvel, having started collecting items upon his graduation from the University of Michigan. According to a 2003 Metro Times interview with his son Jeremy, Yagoda's...

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Thursday, January 5, 2017

NYT named Detroit a top destination in 2017 — but that's not even the best part

Posted By on Thu, Jan 5, 2017 at 11:27 AM

Every year the New York Times releases a list of the best places to visit. It's basically a Pinterest vision board for all the places you'd like to go but never will. This year Detroit made the cut, coming in at No. 9 on a list of 52. They cited...

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103 years ago, Ford doubled minimum wage — but it still wasn't much

Posted By on Thu, Jan 5, 2017 at 11:03 AM

Henry Ford was a lot of things — yes, including an antisemite and a furious opponent of trade unions — but he was also something of a revolutionary when it came to paying his employees fair wages. 103 years ago today he instituted a $5 per day minimum wage for...

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Woolly Mammoths reappear for 2017 independent league season

Posted By on Wed, Jan 4, 2017 at 1:19 PM

Metro-Detroit's only independent baseball league - the United Shore Professional Baseball League - announced the fourth team amongst their ranks. The Westside Woolly Mammoths will compete with the Utica Unicorns, Eastside Diamond Hoppers, and the Birmingham Bloomfield Beavers in the newly minted Jimmy John's Field, 7171 Auburn Rd., in Utica....

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Michigan city beats out Ohio, Ind. for regional fulfillment distribution center

Posted By on Tue, Dec 20, 2016 at 2:51 PM

Amazon and (possibly) its drone delivery service will be landing in Livonia after receiving $7.5 million from the Michigan Strategic Fund and offers of a tax abatement on real or personal property. On Tuesday, Amazon announced plans for the addition of around 1,000-1,500 jobs to the area by 2020. The...

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Detroit's the second sexiest place in America, according to a sex toy company

Posted By on Thu, Dec 15, 2016 at 1:08 PM

Michigan is bringing sexy back. Two of our cities placed in the 2016 Pure Romance "Sexiest U.S. Cities" while another made 2016 "Sexiest Cities by Sales to Females" based on the amount of product bought by women. Detroit is number two (probably because the weather here is shit and...

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

VIDEO: Charlie LeDuff discusses his Fox 2 departure, Metro Times, and Detroit politics

Posted By on Tue, Dec 13, 2016 at 12:25 PM

Last week Deadline Detroit sat down with Charlie LeDuff at his favorite stomping ground (American Coney Island) and discussed the state of Detroit media, politics, and more. Bless his heart, LeDuff even took some time to single out the "good people at the Metro Times" during a discussion about Detroit's...

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An American Christmas Carol

Posted By on Tue, Dec 13, 2016 at 6:29 AM

You've heard Charles Dickens' Christmas Carol, I assume. It's been made into countless films including a particularly spectacular version by Jim Henson and another that'd I'd like to rename Jim Carey's Christmas Carol. Anyway, the tale is a classic one. A man spends his entire adult life in pursuit of...

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Thursday, October 13, 2016

NWHL welcomes first openly transgender player

Brownie points

Posted By on Thu, Oct 13, 2016 at 11:51 AM

American professional team sports has been changing over the last few years. Standing behind causes such as You Can Play Project (their stance is that athletes should be judged on talent, heart and work ethic, not sexual orientation and/or gender identity), they've become a little bit more open and a...

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